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South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
+1 949-481-4545
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon South of Nick’s while on business in the local area. Everything about this restaurant was superb. The service was attentive and very polite. The drinks were spot on and the food was simply delicious. Great ambience and we loved the lights of down...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oldarmydawg
Reviewed 5 days ago

Happened upon this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. The staff was welcoming and warm. Great ambiance with a clean, warm feeling. Once seated the staff was attentive but didn’t feel hurried. The tortilla chips and selection of salsa is impressive. The menu offers a good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service are probably the best in town. The Mexican cuisine is gourmet, and also very authentic. The service is excellent. The bar serves a delicious variety of margaritas as well as other great cocktails. Some of our family members live and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Love the multiple nick restaurants. This was my first time here and I tried the tacos and my friend the fresh fish. Both were excellent as was the service. Lunch or dinner it is best to make reservations

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Interesting menu and consistently good Mexican food. Try the seafood Chile rellano or shrimp diablo. And have a margarita or two.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank joedO8722DZ
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My sister lives locally and loves this place. We dined here several months ago and enjoyed everything. This visit was with a friend I grew up with in Whittier.. We went to Catholic grade school and to the same high school around the corner. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Morcella
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great service!all of the staff made sure we had an experience to remember. And even better Margaritas!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dan F
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This place is the bomb!! My hotel gave me a list of recommended restaurants and this was on the list. After reading a plethora of different restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided I would give this place a try. As I walked into the restaurant,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank davidsantacruz
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a recent dinner at South of Nick’s. There is a good selection of margaritas and we choose a pitcher of the special combination of 3. It was very smooth. The chips and salsa are plentiful. Chips are nicely salted and salsa spicy. Also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CTgirl66
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

While it's a little hard to get reservations on short notice dinner here was worth it. Nicks does a great job training staff at all their locations and this one is no exception. We had the "La Tablita " platter for 4 of us and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ccrride
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
I think you'll have to contact them directly. They do have a nice room that you could use for private party.
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10 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N El Camino Real, Corner of Ave Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672-4041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-481-4545
  • E-mail
"Southern California Mexican" Featuring Prime steaks, seafood, and Mexican favorites. An Orange County favorite for Mexican dining.
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